Cuomo vs. Inslee: A COVID-19 tale of two governors

Cuomo got the credit. Inslee got the job done.

Andrew Cuomo and Jay Inslee.
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New York's beleaguered Governor Andrew Cuomo has not yet resigned or been impeached over his various scandals. Seven women so far have accused him of some form of sexual misconduct, he apparently tried to cover up the number of people who had died of COVID-19 in nursing homes, and seemingly every day new investigations are published into his administration's staggering corruption, but he still refuses to step down despite most of the state's Democratic officials calling for him to do so.

On the other side of the country, Washington's Jay Inslee is quietly finishing up arguably the best pandemic response record of any governor in the country. He proves that — contrary to popular myth — competent leadership does not look like a swaggering macho bully constantly going on television.

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